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Pressure washer great, patio cleaner rubbish.
on 20 August 2016
Basically this pressure washer seems good quality and does a good job. However, I bought it partially to help washing the car and partly to jet wash the patio and drive. The patio attachment worked well for about 20 mins and was going great guns. However, then the rotating jets slowed, and then they stopped turning. After some inspection (and me taking the thing apart - and I don't mean following the instructions for how to clean the jets) the problem is that the joint on which the spinning arm turns is inadequately insulated from water and grit - it is a metal tube with a plastic collar. Water carrying grit and other gunk can easily get to this part of the rotating mechanism and once it is in there the friction increases and the thing stops turning. So, I dismantled it, washed the grit out and put it back together and it was fine. For ten mins and it did it again, and again, and again and again. I must have taken it apart 10 times this afternoon. So, it did the job, and the machine is decent, but the accessory is poor. I thought about buying a more expensive attachment from Nilfisk but a number of the reviews report a similar symptom of the rotating arm stopping rotating. If the internal build process is the same then the reason will be the same. No good I'm afraid. Will now have to decide whether to keep the item and buy a proper attachment with a nilfisk adaptor or return the whole thing and have nothing to snowfoam the car with.